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Welcome to the Only American Video Tape Store for rare German Movies and Old ZDF volksmusik shows.
Please note: All video tapes are in the American NTSC VHS video format
and will play on all VCR's in North America. We are closing out all of our VHS inventory. This will be your last chance to obtain these beautiful ZDF music videos and hundreds of classic German movies and heimatfilme. Due to the limited demand in the USA, most of these movies will unfortunately never be available on DVD in America.
Once our videos are gone, they're gone!!!
We have drastically reduced the prices on over 2000 video titles closeout. Make sure to buy these classics while supply lasts.
On all VHS clouseout prices we will send you a new or previously viewed tape.

CLOSEOUT!!!!!

BUY NOW!!!

Any 10 videos for only $49.95
plus $19 s/h
while supplies last

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The Heimat TV Epic I ,2 and 3

Heimat Part I - A Chronicle of Germany on 6 DVD
Germany, 1984, color and b/w, 924 min. on 6 DVDs - German language with English subtitles. Edgar Reitz's monumental 11-part series is an event. The 15 1/2-hour saga tells the story of the village of Schabbach from 1919 to 1982. The chronicle unfolds through the eyes of Maria Simon as she marries, raises her sons, and grows old while Germany changes around her. The Simon family, like the rest of the German people, endures the hard times after World War I, struggles with the rise and fall of Nazism and World War II, and then prospers in the rebuilding of the country in the postwar era. Despite the film's sweeping scope, the tone is intimate as Reitz pays attention to the smallest detail of daily life - for it is the small moments in life that are the most memorable. Heimat offers a riveting portrait of twentieth-century history as seen through the eyes of ordinary people. It took Reitz five years and four months to complete this semi-autobiographical portrait of his own childhood in this hilly region between Frankfurt and Saarbruecken. The performances are outstanding, indeed, emotionally moving and credible down to the last word and gesture. HEIMAT is the incredible saga of a German Family from the end of World War I to 1982. Prepare yourself for and extraordinary experience. The riveting 16-hour Heimat was also a huge hit in England, France and Germany. As ambitious and grand an epic as War and Peace. HEIMAT is an incredible motion picture chronicle - an immersion in the lives, loves, tragedies of the extended Simon family. Shot over two years, with 28 leading performs, 140 speaking roles and 5,000 non-professional actors, HEIMAT is a singular cinematic achievement and now, a major video event. The HEIMAT Chronicle was shown on Public Television nationwide and sponsored by WGBH in Boston. Note: These videos contain some nudity! Some cassettes may contain more than one part. Heimat I is not longer available for purchase on VHS. Now only on DVD!
Special Features:Onscreen Introduction by Professor Marc Silberman, University of Wisconsin; Facets Cine-Notes Collectible Booklet Heimat: Inside the Chronicle; Scene Selection.
**No Longer Available**

To order just call 1-800-252-1957

For customers who like to buy the HEIMAT I-story on VHS tapes we have our previously viewed VHS tapes on sale. The Heimat Film #I set with 9 previously viewed VHS tapes is only $65.00 (while supply lasts). Or, if you like to rent VHS tapes, see rental price below.

Buy Previously Viewed
Order #
WN 966 VHS Set 9 tapes

For our customers who wish to rent only:
Rent by individual cassettes 
Renting Heimat #1

Part 1 # WN 9661
Part 2 # WN 9662
Part 3 # WN 9663
Part 4 # WN 9664
Part 5 # WN 9665
Part 6 # WN 9666
Part 7 # WN 9667
Part 8 # WN 9668
Part 9 # WN 9669

or rent the whole VHS set of 9 tapes at once for one month for $39.95. 

Rental Department phone number 317-547-1257.

 

Heimat Part II - A Chronicle of Germany
1580 min. (26 hrs. and 20 min.) In color and black and white, on 13 video cassettes 26 hours, German language with English subtitles. The second section of Edgar Reitz's "film novel" focuses on 10 years (1960 to 1970) in the life of a young classical musician/composer who moves from his small village to Munich. It is a massive sequel of sorts to 1984's HEIMAT #1, Reitz's 16-hour chronicle of the life in Germany from 1919 to 1982. Although the second Heimat is not a direct continuation of the first HEIMAT (which roughly translated means "homeland"), its lead character, Hermann Simon (played by Henry Arnold), was featured in the original.
Both "HEIMATS" were shot like theatrical features. The second HEIMAT had a four year, 552 day shooting schedule, with a cast of 71 major and 310 minor speaking roles and 2,300 extras. Initially shown to record audiences on German TV. Milos Stehlik, director of Facets Video, likens its effect in Germany to that of the 1970's TV series "Roots" in America. Once people get hooked, like a novel, they can't put it down. It has a solid dramatic structure, with characters moving in and out; but it doesn't go overboard like a soap opera. Note: These videos contain some nudity! Some cassettes may contain more than one part. Tapes contain ca. 100 to 130 minutes each. 13 VHS tapes or 7 DVD's, 26 hours. Sold by set only.

       

Order # WN 808 DVD $149.95 plus $8 Shipping in the U.S.

For customers who like to buy the HEIMAT II-story on VHS tapes we have our previously viewed VHS tapes on sale. The Heimat Film #II set with 13 previously viewed VHS tapes is only $99.00 (while supply lasts). Or, if you like to rent VHS tapes, see rental price below.

Buy Previously Viewed
Order #
WN 808VHS Set 13 tapes

 

Heimat 3: A chronical of Endings and Beginnings
2004, color and b/w, German with English subtitles, ca 680 min.
Pioneering German Filmmaker Edgar Reitz concludes his groundbreaking Heimat series with this long awaited 6 episode, 11 hour saga. Beginning in the year 1989, Heimat 3 follows star-crossed lovers Herman Simon and Clarissa Lichtblau, who meet on the evening of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Caught up in the euphoria over the reunification of their country, the couple reunite as well. They settle in a romantic old house high above the Rhine Valley in the Hunsruck, which draws family and friends from far and wide. The 200-year-old, timber-framed house acts as a hub for the characters, whose stories of love, success, family and death unfold amidst the uncertainty of the changing world. Several stars from the remarkable film epic return to reprise their roles, including Henry Arnold and Salome Kammer from Heimat II and Michael Kausche and Matthias Kniesbeck from Heimat. A wonderful succossor to the previous series, Hemat 3 propels the story of the Simon Family in the modern era with the same passion and attention to charactor as the first two series.
Special Features
-Introduction by Professor Marc Silberman, University of Wisconsin
-Facets Cine-Notes Collectible Booklet Heimat 3: Inside an Era
-Schabbach Is Everywhere Featurette
-Original Trailor
-Photo Gallery
**No Longer Available**

To order just call 1-800-252-1957

For our customers who wish to rent only:
Rent by individual cassettes 
Renting Heimat #2

Part 1 # WN 8081
Part 2 # WN 8082
Part 3 # WN 8083
Part 4 # WN 8084
Part 5 # WN 8085
Part 6 # WN 8086
Part 7 # WN 8087
Part 8 # WN 8088
Part 9 # WN 8089
Part 10 # WN 80810
Part 11 # WN 80811

Part 12 # WN 80812

 
Part 13 # WN 80813

or 

rent the whole set of 13 tapes at once for one month for $49.95 

or 

for six weeks $53.95 (Shipping charges to you included). 
Rental Department phone number 317-547-1257.

 

 

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